While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.
Fascism is capitalism in decay.
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.